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Kojima and Great Seto Bridge Area

Starting at Washuzan, a famous sightseeing spot located in the Seto Inland Sea National Park, this area offers more places to visit such as Ojigatake, Yugasan and Shitsumoi Port.
The Great Seto Bridge adds to the beautiful scenery of the islands. The historical Nozaki family residence, Yuga shrine and Rendai temple are historical places to visit and there are some industrial and cultural facilities that show how the area flourished due to the textile industry. Visiting those places can give you a good sense of the area's historical and cultural development.
Great Seto Bridge

The Great Seto Bridge has both a highway and a railway and runs gracefully across multiple islands in the middle of the Seto Inland Sea, and has been designated as a national park.
One of three bridge routes connecting Honshu (Japan's mainland) with the Shikoku islands, the Seto Ohashi (Great Seto Bridge) was first opened to the public on April 10th, 1988. The bridge features 37.3 km of highway, 32.4 km of railway, and is actually a series of six bridges that runs across over 9.4km of straits. This series of bridges includes a suspension bridge, a cable-stayed bridge and a truss bridge, and is the world's longest two-tiered bridge system.


Washuzan is a mountain located in Tanoura, Shimotsui in Kurashiki city. It is located on the southernmost point of the Kojima peninsula.
It is in the Seto Inland Sea National Park and is well-known in Kurashiki as a sightseeing place for its scenic beauty.


Ojigadake is located next to Shibukawa beach, which is the largest swimming beach in Okayama Prefecture. It is a small mountain (235 m) and has also been designated as a part of the Seto Inland Sea National Park.
The view from the top of the mountain can stretch as far as the mountains on Shikoku, not to mention the Great Seto Bridge, and is also a mecca for paragliders.


Yugasan (Mount Yuga) occupies one corner of the Seto Inland Sea National Park. On it is Rendaiji temple which was built back in the Tempyo period (729 - 749) and Yuga shrine. Yugasan is known to enshrine Yuga Daigongen and gathered worshippers from all over Japan and prospered, just like Kotohiragu in Sanuki. The grand architecture matches the natural forest and is a unique presence in the national park.

The Nozaki family historical residence

This historical mansion built in Kojima in 1833 by the founder of the Nozaki family salt empire, Buzaemon Nozaki. An upper-class private house of a magnificent scale, the entire house was also designated as an Important Cultural Asset in 2006. The Nozaki family strives to preserve their cultural heritage to convey the history of salt business to future generations.